The agenda is attached for the Board meeting on Tuesday April 3rd, at 7:30 PM at St. Thomas a Beckett Church.
To all Forest Edge Homeowners and Tenants:
With the high winds continuing throughout the day and into tomorrow morning, the Board would like to take this opportunity to address falling branches, limbs and damage. All residents should contact their insurance company immediately if there are issues with damage due to the high winds. Pictures are always helpful showing damage if needed. Some Board members were already out picking up branches and helping others today but this is a large task, so if you have smaller branches around your house that have fallen, please try to bundle them and put them out on Monday morning. They will be picked up with the recycling.
Thank you, FECA Board Members
The agenda is attached for the Board meeting on March 6th at 7:30 PM at St. Thomas a Beckett Church.
The FECA is seeking to fill three board positions in 2018. If you are a civic-minded homeowner who would enjoy participating in cluster management, please consider running for the FECA Board! This is an opportunity to get to know more neighbors as well as to help build a strong community. There are a lot of new residents in the cluster, and it’s an exciting time to live here!
The Board of Directors is responsible for the management and operation of the cluster’s business affairs and serves in a volunteer capacity. Serving as a member entails attending monthly meetings and special events, as well as spending one to two hours a week on cluster affairs. Since much cluster business is done online, board members must be comfortable with email and be electronically knowledgeable.
The Board of Directors is comprised of five members
Some of the Board’s specific goals this year
Other examples of the duties of the Board of Directors
Requirement for serving on the Board of Directors
Must be a Forest Edge Cluster homeowner of record in good standing (or the spouse of such a homeowner), and must reside in the house in Forest Edge Cluster.
A Nominating Committee has been formed to assist in identifying candidates for the election. For any questions about running for the board, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
Ann Covington – firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Rieth – email@example.com
The agenda is attached for our board meeting tomorrow, February 13th.
The Forest Edge Cluster Association is pleased to announce that Phase 4 of our tree study will be implemented in the next few weeks.
Completing this work during the winter is saving us a considerable sum, freeing funds we can now use for other projects to improve our quality of life in the cluster. This means that Northern Virginia Tree Experts, Inc. will be working on both streets to prune dead limbs, to cable top- heavy growth, and to remove 11 trees that are dead or dying and have been deemed a potential danger.
Those trees were designated with red or green tape in early December in preparation for this important safety project. Today, unfortunately, we discovered that 12 of those trees have had their tapes tampered with or removed.
As a consequence, the Board is forced to spend additional time and expense working with the tree company to re-label these trees before crews can do their work thoroughly.
We cheerfully ask for your cooperation as crews work with our cluster to clean up our wooded areas, and we request that all residents refrain from removing red and green tape you see wrapped around tree trunks. The tape is there for an important purpose. We want to keep our cluster's residents and your property as safe as is possible.
If you see someone tampering with these tapes we ask that you alert a board member immediately.
Please be respectful of the reserved parking spots designated in our cluster. As a good neighbor, please make visitors aware of our reserved parking areas. Nobody wants to come home and find someone parked in their reserved spot at night.
We have received a response from our representative at Republic Services and wanted to share that with the community.
"The weekly Wednesday yard waste service ceases from the week before Christmas until the 1st Wednesday in March. During this time, small amounts of yard waste will be serviced with the regular trash. Christmas trees are normally scheduled to be picked up the first 2 Wednesdays in January and if you still have a tree to put out, that will be picked up with the regular trash being that it's later in January. In most communities, bulk items (Large/Special pick ups) are placed curbside in front of the homes and this works out nicely with the homeowners and our drivers. "
Concerning central locations for trash - that isn't a requirement for Republic and trash should be put out after dark the day before or morning of our scheduled pick up dates in front of your home.
Residents, please be mindful that trash, recycling and yard waste should not be placed along the sidewalk at the entrance of Forest Edge Drive - or any other public area for collection.
Please see the following notice from 2013, this still remains our trash collection policy:
The date of our monthly meeting has been changed from February 6th to February 13th. The meeting will still be at 7:30 and St. Thomas a Beckett Church.